Quantenna Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

FREMONT, Calif., May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quantenna Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:QTNA), a global leader and innovator of leading-edge performance Wi-Fi solutions, today announced preliminary unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended April 2, 2017.

“We are excited to report strong results reflecting continued adoption of our Wave 2 4x4 and Wave 3 offerings coupled with market share gains and extended product cycles for our legacy 802.11n products. Quantenna continues to engage with world-class service and equipment providers, broadening existing relationships and positioning itself for multiple avenues of growth,” stated Dr. Sam Heidari, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Financial Summary

Three Months Ended
March 27, April 2,
2016 2017 % Change
Revenue$24,437 $37,891 55.1%
Gross Profit 11,903 18,584 56.1%
Gross Margin 48.7% 49.0% 30 bps
Net income (loss)
GAAP$(1,715) $(884)
Non-GAAP (1,411) 1,220
Net income (loss) per share - diluted
GAAP$(1.63) $(0.03)
Non-GAAP (1.34) 0.03
(in thousands except per share data, unaudited)

Commentary on the first quarter 2017 financial results by Company management is available at http://ir.quantenna.com/.

Please see the note regarding the use of non-GAAP financial measures below, including a detailed reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP information in the tables included herein.

First Quarter Company Highlights

  • Record revenue of $37.9 million, representing year over year growth of 55% over the first quarter of 2016 and 1% sequential growth over the fourth quarter of 2016 in a typically seasonally soft period.
  • Announced the QSR5G-AX as a follow-on to its industry first 802.11ax Wi-Fi chipset introduction, the 12-stream QSR10G-AX. The QSR5G leverages Quantenna’s proprietary technology architectures and advanced software and system-level algorithms. The QSR5G-AX solution supports 8 total streams of 802.11ax: 4 streams in the 5GHz band and 4 streams in the 2.4GHz band.
  • Introduced a smart Wi-Fi self-optimized managed network solution. The solution is comprised of SONiQ, an open software framework that unites various network devices regardless of Wi-Fi chipset, coupled with a hardware reference design for third-party compatibility to operate seamlessly.
  • Introduced the industry's first carrier-grade full-duplex Wi-Fi range extender mesh network solution with Greenwave Systems, Inc., the global Internet of Things (IoT) software and managed services leader for whole-home coverage. This solution uses Quantenna’s Wi-Fi silicon and network optimization software technologies.
  • Shipped its 100 millionth chip during the quarter, a major milestone that culminates over a decade of intense development effort led by our world-class engineering, sales and operations teams.

Business Outlook

Second Quarter 2017
Guidance Range
Revenue$42M to $44M
Gross Margin (non-GAAP)48.5% to 50.5%
Operating Expense Growth (sequential, non-GAAP)10% to 15%
Net income (loss) per share - diluted
GAAP($0.02) - $0.00
Non-GAAP$0.04 - $0.06

Webcast and Conference Call

Quantenna management will host a conference call discussing the quarterly results and business outlook following this press release at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time today. Individuals interested in listening to the conference call may do so by dialing (877) 239-5585 for domestic callers or (661) 378-9806 for international callers. Please reference Conference ID: 10150228. An audio webcast and replay will be available on the “Investor Relations” section of Quantenna’s website at http://ir.quantenna.com/events.cfm.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to GAAP reporting, Quantenna provides information regarding net income, gross profit and operating expenses on a non-GAAP basis. This non-GAAP information excludes stock-based compensation expense. These non-GAAP measures are used by the Company’s management for the purposes of evaluating the underlying operating performance of the Company, establishing internal budgets, comparing performance with internal forecasts and goals, strategic planning, benchmarking against other companies, to provide a more consistent basis of comparison and to enable more meaningful period to period comparisons. These non-GAAP measures are provided in addition to, and not as a substitute for, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial data is included in the supplemental financial tables included in this press release.

About Quantenna Communications

Quantenna is a global leader and innovator of leading-edge performance Wi-Fi solutions. Quantenna introduced the world's first 10G Wi-Fi technology for a new generation of access points in home, enterprise and public spaces and continues to innovate. Quantenna's Wi-Fi solutions offer superior performance, and establish benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency and reliability. With MAUI, Quantenna's cloud-based Wi-Fi analytics platform that complement its chipset solutions, service providers can deliver real-time, automated Wi-Fi monitoring, optimization, and self-healing to their customers around the clock to help achieve the best Wi-Fi experience. Quantenna is Wi-Fi perfected. For more information, visit www.quantenna.com. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements based on Quantenna’s current expectations, including statements regarding Quantenna’s financial results for the first quarter ended April 2, 2017, expected future business and financial performance, growth opportunities, product technologies and customer relationships. The words "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "plan," "project," "will" and similar phrases as they relate to Quantenna are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current views and assumptions of Quantenna and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are the following: risks that Quantenna may not be able to maintain its historical growth; quarterly fluctuations in revenues and operating results; ability to accurately predict future revenue and expenses; challenges developing new and leading edge products on a timely basis that achieve market acceptance; ability to attract and retain customers and service providers; dependence on a limited number of products and customers; intense market competition; intellectual property litigation risks; political uncertainty; potential changes in tax and other laws affecting Quantenna’s business; risks associated with acquisitions, divestitures and strategic partnerships; product liability risks; potential cancellation of customer orders; difficulties managing international operations; risks that Quantenna may not be able to manage strains associated with its growth; dependence on key personnel; stock price volatility; dependence on, and geographic concentration of, contract manufacturers, assembly and test providers, and other vendors that subject Quantenna's business and results of operations to risks of natural disasters, epidemics, war and political unrest; the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry, adjustments to the preliminary financial results reported in this press release and related earnings call announcement and materials for the first quarter 2017 in connection with completion of the final closing process and procedures and preparation of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and other factors that are detailed in the Securities and Exchange (“SEC”) filings of Quantenna Communications, Inc., which you may obtain for free at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Quantenna disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Quantenna Communications, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands except per share data, unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 27, April 2,
2016 2017
Revenue $24,437 $37,891
Cost of revenue 12,534 19,307
Gross profit 11,903 18,584
Operating expenses
Research and development 10,227 12,633
Sales and marketing 1,630 2,914
General and administrative 1,562 3,389
Total operating expenses 13,419 18,936
Income (loss) from operations (1,516) (352)
Interest expense (114) (197)
Other income (expense), net (68) 200
Income (loss) before income taxes (1,698) (349)
Provision for income taxes (17) (535)
Net income (loss)$(1,715) $(884)
Net income (loss) per share - basic$(1.63) $(0.03)
Net income (loss) per share - diluted$(1.63) $(0.03)
Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share:
Basic 1,051 (1) 33,107
Diluted 1,051 33,107
(1)The number of shares reflects the number prior to conversion of preferred stock

Quantenna Communications, Inc.
Unaudited reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In thousands, except per share data)
Non-GAAP Income Statement Items Three months ended March 27, 2016 Three months ended April 2, 2017
Stock-based Stock-based
GAAP Compensation Non-GAAP GAAP Compensation Non-GAAP
Measure Expense Measure Measure Expense Measure
Revenue $24,437 $24,437 $37,891 $37,891
Gross profit 11,903 3 11,906 18,584 43 18,627
Gross margin 48.7% 0% 48.7% 49.0% 0% 49.2%
Research and development 10,227 101 10,126 12,633 1,205 11,428
Sales and marketing 1,630 30 1,600 2,914 353 2,561
General and administrative 1,562 170 1,392 3,389 503 2,886
Income from operations (1,516) 304 (1,212) (352) 2,104 1,752
Net income $(1,715) $304 $(1,411) $(884) $2,104 $1,220
Basic shares outstanding 1,051 1,051 33,107 33,107
Basic earnings per share $(1.63) $(1.34) $(0.03) $0.04
Diluted shares outstanding 1,051 1,051 33,107 38,371
Diluted earnings per share $(1.63) $(1.34) $(0.03) $0.03

Quantenna Communications, Inc.
Unaudited Forward-Looking Statements Regarding Business Outlook
Business Outlook Three months ended July 2, 2017
High Low
Estimated GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share$0.00 $(0.02)
Estimated stock compensation expense 0.06 0.06
Estimated impact from dilutive shares deemed anti-dilutive due to GAAP loss 0.00 0.00
Estimated Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $0.06 $0.04

Quantenna Communications, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, unaudited)
January 1, April 2,
2017 2017
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents$117,045 $114,401
Accounts receivable 14,480 17,812
Inventory 15,820 13,361
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,470 3,745
Total current assets 149,815 149,319
Property and equipment, net 4,742 6,025
Other assets 232 743
Total assets$154,789 $156,087
Liabilities, Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock, and
Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)
Current liabilities
Accounts payable$7,776 $1,896
Accrued liabilities and other current liabilities 11,801 18,163
Long-term debt, current portion 2,257 2,288
Total current liabilities 21,834 22,347
Long-term debt and other long term liabilities 4,207 3,539
Total liabilities 26,041 25,886
Stockholders’ equity
Common stock 3 3
Additional paid-in capital 290,319 292,710
Accumulated deficit (161,574) (162,512)
Total stockholders’ equity 128,748 130,201
Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ equity$154,789 $156,087

Quantenna Communications, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Cash Flows
(in thousands, unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 27, April 2,
2016 2017
Cash flows from operating activities
Net loss $(1,715) $(884)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by
(used in) operating activities
Depreciation and amortization 269 479
Stock-based compensation expense 304 2,104
Non-cash interest expense 34 135
Change in fair value of convertible preferred stock warrants liability 10 -
Changes in assets and liabilities
Accounts receivable 2,148 (3,332)
Inventory 148 2,459
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (315) (1,324)
Other assets 4 (511)
Accounts payable 10 (5,870)
Accrued liabilities and other current liabilities 1,900 6,309
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 2,797 (435)
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of property and equipment (14) (1,700)
Net cash used in investing activities (14) (1,700)
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 53 194
Payment of offering costs - (31)
Repayment of long-term debt (942) (672)
Net cash used in financing activities (889) (509)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 1,894 (2,644)
Cash and cash equivalents
Beginning of year 18,850 117,045
End of year $20,744 $114,401

Quantenna Communications, Inc. Vernon Essi, Jr. 510-897-2684 vessi@quantenna.com

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